You will use the taxonomic information provided on specimen sheetsSPECIMEN A
A tree 70 to 150 (up to 200) feet high, with a straight trunk, devoid of branches for a
great height and horizontally spreading branches arching downward and forming a
A tree, 60 to 200 feet high. Branching pattern results in pyramid shape. Bark on
flat-topped crown. Bark thin, smooth, and grayish at first, becoming thick, deeply and
young trees is silvery; takes on an ashen hue and becomes deeply furrowed with age.
irregularly fissured into long plate-like ridges breaking away into loose purple-brown
Needles affixed directly to branch, spreading almost at right angles in 2 rows; curved
or reddish scales. Needles in bundles of five, 2-3 1/2 inches long, slender but rigid,
upward on upper twigs; 3/4 to 2 1/2 inches long, short-pointed or rounded or slightly
dark bluish green. Cones oblong-cylindric, 11 to 20 inches long, pendulous, on stalks
from the ends of the higher branches; cone-scales thick, rounded, ending in blunt
notched at the end; dull green or bluish green. Cones barrel-shaped, 2 to 5 inches
point, widely spread. Native to western Oregon, California and the mountains of Baja
long; greenish, purple, or yellow; upright on topmost twigs; bracts short, hidden.
Native on mountain slopes in western Oregon, California, Utah, southern Colorado,
Arizona, and the mountains of Baja California.
Cones fragile / fall